Happy New Year!

The Potato Beetle does not approve of 2022, already! Maybe because, as I write this, we're at -33C/-27F with a wind chill of -42C/-44F, which is a couple of degrees warmer than when I was outside feeding the critters. I made sure to top their kibble up yesterday evening, and there was still some left. … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Year End Review: our top 10 most popular posts for 2021

Well, we're at the end of the year, and I thought it would be a good time to look back and see how things have been on the blog. I'm actually going to do two "top 10" lists. The first will be the most popular posts of all. None of them, however, were posts written … Continue reading Year End Review: our top 10 most popular posts for 2021

Waiting for the first star

It's Christmas Eve today, which is when we have our non-traditional Wigilia dinner. The meal may not be very traditional (we don't go meatless, for example, and we certainly don't have 12 dishes!), but we do traditionally wait until the first star is seen before we begin. Or best guess, considering it's overcast today. It's … Continue reading Waiting for the first star